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Western Cape he communities must get their land. The king, one man, should not determine the future for thousands of people. Free the people from this outdated system which does not benefit communities or have the people’s interests at heart. Self-determination provides the people with the will to determine their own futures. Damn tribal laws, viva democracy!
The king is a greedy despot who already controls more than 2 million hectares of land. Give the land to the communities and allow them the freedom to thrive.
I think the land should go to the communities who have been fighting for it and not to the king. This will enable them to farm the land and generate income, becoming self-sufficient and contributing to the fiscus.
The land must go to the community and not the king.
The land belongs to the community under the control of the Tribal Authority, but communities should have access to the land and benefit from it without any harm.
Obviously the land should be given to the communities but unfortunately there’s going to be a blood bath as too many Zulus are brain-dead – they worship the king.
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king opposed to land expropriation and I tried to explain to him that arrangements deny him the ownership of his land in Nkandla.
He was adamant that they fought for that land, therefore it must be under the Ingonyama Trust.
Kgosientsho R Ramokgopa
The king is correct. The land belongs to the Ingonyama Trust. The act in question grants traditional leaders override rights as sole claimants, precluding kings and senior traditional leaders from laying land claims.
I think if this is to continue all land in traditional communities will be Balkanised, marking the demise of traditional leadership.
Many laws dealing with land issues are not well made in my humble view.
The land belongs to all of us, the people. Not to any king or monarch. Even the land under the control of the Ingonyama Trust belongs to the people. Traditional leaders must not be able to play politics with our land.
They shall not turn our lives into that of Animal Farm. Should the people be able to sell land? Only if there are no children and extended family on to which the land can be passed.
The king is now greedy. The land should belong to the community. It is simple.
I think the king is selfish, he wants to be rich alone while the Zulu people are suffering. He failed to defend them when they were evicted.
The Ingonyama Trust is like state capture. This trust must be dissolved as it is the property of Zwelithini. What about the poor people he is stealing from? Let the clever Zulus fight for what belongs to them.
This so-called king thinks he owns KwaZulu-Natal. His actions are exactly as the previous apartheid government exercised and the ANC government is dancing to his tune. This is utter nonsense.
The land should go to the communities who have fought for it.